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Retreat – Radharc

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Category:
Irish Culture, History,
Directed by:
Father Joe Dunn
Produced by:
Radharc
Year:

1962
Duration:

8 mins
Language:
English

This short documentary presents St. Anthony’s Retreat House in Raheny, a Capuchin-run house which held annual retreats for the public to escape the hum-drum of everyday life and “get closer to God”.

During weekend retreats a wide variety of talks on matters of interest were offered including: prayer and reflection, readings from spiritual books, and practical talks on men’s daily work and duties. When Monday morning arrived the retreatants go back to their day-to-day lives spiritually enlightened.

Radharc was an independent production company established by Father Joe Dunn, Father Desmond Forristal and other like-minded priests to make programmes for television and non-theatrical exhibition. Between 1961 and 1996 they made over 400 films in 75 countries on social, political and religious issues.

To see more of The Radharc Collection, click here.

With kind permission of The Radharc Trust.

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